Month: May 2010

  • Dealing with Ear Mites

    Home treatment is just not that effective. Ear mites are hard to get rid of and can cause long-term damage to a cats ears. I have a rescue kitten that had such bad ear mites she will have to have treatment for ear issues for the rest of her life. The best thing I’ve used …

  • Collars and Microchips

    I have both mircochip and collar; the reason being the average person doesn’t have a chip scanner, and wouldn’t take my cat to a vet to check. If they have a collar and tag they can see who owns the cat easy. My tags look like this: I am lost + Reward + Phone# This …

  • Is it bad for kittens to play with catnip?

    It won’t mess up his development will it?

  • How to Stop Kittens from Playing too Rough

    Get your kittens used to having their claws trimmed now. Ask a vet, a vet tech or a groomer to show you how to trim their claws. If you start now, they will be used to it by the time they are adult cats and won’t fight you. Also, understand that you are now the …

  • Introducing Your New Kitten to Your Older Cat

    Kittens will most likely get along great because they are so young, although it may take a day or two. My two cats were about 10 months when I brought home two kittens and it didn’t go smoothly at all. The young kittens were excited to meet the older cats but the older cats were …

  • Before You Adopt That Kitten

    Before you bring that cute kitten home, please take a good look at your life and ask yourself some questions, particularly if you are young (the highest demographic for pet surrenderers is females, age 18-25). Remember, cats live for 15-20 years and will need regular vet care for their whole life. Ask yourself, what will …

  • Monday Movie: Get Down, Get Down…

    In a reader? Click here. Can your cat do this? I thought not.

  • Warm Weather Wellness Tips from Cat Expert Dr Arnold Plotnick

    On Friday, which was National Hairball Awareness Day, I interviewed one of the top cat experts in the U.S., Dr Arnold Plotnick, MS, DVM, ACVIM, ABVP, about hairballs and warm weather wellness tips. In addition to being the founder of Manhattan Cat Specialists, Dr Plotnick is the medical editor of Catnip magazine, and is a …

  • Tree Surgeon Awarded for Saving Kitten’s Life

    A cat-loving tree surgeon, Mike Jones, has been presented with the “Hero to Animals” Award by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). Jones climbed 100ft up a tree to save a little girl’s stranded cat. The 1-year-old tabby, Tiggs, had been stuck in a neighbor’s tree for seven days before she was rescued …

  • How to Talk to Your Cat

    Communicating with your cat is not simply a parlor trick you can perform to amuse your dinner guests. It’s an important part of training your cat and reinforcing your bond with her. Teaching your cat simple commands like “DOWN” and “NO!” will make her a better pet, while words like “Treats!” and “Dinner!” will help …

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